Real Madrid on Thursday booked their place in Spanish Super Cup final after beating Valencia 3-1. The Los Blancos players delivered a professional performance to overcome Copa del Rey holders Valencia. The team was dominant throughout the match but it was Toni Kroos’ 'Olimpico' goal that set the ball rolling for Real Madrid. Kroos scored directly from the corner in the 15th minute to give Madrid lead.
In the 15th minute of the match, Toni Kroos while taking the corner spotted Valencia’s goalkeeper Jaume Domenech out of his goal, instructing his defenders. The attacking mid-fielder took a quick corner, which curled into the net, despite Jaume Domenech's desperate attempt at keeping it out.
Watch Kroos' Olympic goal here:
Real Madrid continued to build on the German’s brilliant finish and soon doubled their lead through Isco. Luka Modric then sealed the game with a brilliant finish with the outside of his boot.
Valencia scored a consolation goal through a late penalty, but it wasn’t enough as they failed to overcome Zidane’s side.
Real Madrid will now face their city rival Atletico Madrid in the final on January 12th in Saudi Arabia.
Back to his best
Toni Kroos has been enjoying a fantastic season for Los Blancos in 2019-2020. In this season, Kroos is leading Real Madrid with an astonishing 93.1% pass completion percentage and 2.4 key passes per game, according to a popular football statistics website. He also has drawn 1.8 fouls per game with 1.8 shots per game. Zidane will be hoping that his star mid-fielder will continue his form throughout the Spanish Football League season and most importantly in the Champions League.